The Most Impressive Buildings in Wellington, New Zealand

Old Goverment Buildings, Wellington
Old Goverment Buildings, Wellington | © Wikimedia Commons
Thalita Alves

One of the standout things about Wellington is that just about every single architectural style is represented. From Victorian cottages to modernist marvels, each building you’ll come across has its own uniqueness and character. To give you an idea, here are some of the most impressive constructions in the New Zealand capital.

1. The Beehive and Parliament House


New Zealand Parliament Buildings comprising Parliament House, The Beehive and Bowen House, Wellington, New Zealand
© Ian Dagnall / Alamy Stock Photo
Out of the main Parliament buildings, the Beehive is probably the most famous. Known for its distinctive layered structure, this modern fixture is home to the parliamentary Executive Wing where Cabinet meetings are held and also, where you’ll find the offices of the Prime Minister and Cabinet members. Parliament House next door was first occupied in 1918 after a fire wiped out its predecessor in 1907. The Beehive was designed in 1964 by Sir Basil Spence, while Parliament House was devised by architects John Campbell and Claude Patton.

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